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Ilsa Govan & Tilman Smith with Karena Hooks
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Virtual | 7:30PM PST | BUY TICKETS HERE

Govan and Smith offer a frank yet compassionate guide for white women interested in becoming more effective in cross-cultural, anti-racist practices. The authors dive into stories of white women’s experiences with sexism, racism, and white privilege and discuss how white women harm BIPOC (and themselves) by colluding with systems of oppression. They cover how white women often hijack conversations on race. And they provide guiding questions and actions for strengthening anti-racism practices. After all, the opportunity for deeper understanding comes with a powerful companion: the unique opportunity to take action.

14th Annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference Workshop (Session #2)
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Virtual | 1:00PM - 2:00PM PST | REGISTER HERE

Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith will be facilitating a workshop on their book What's Up with White Women? Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege during the Session 2 of the conference. As we strive toward racial justice in education, it is important for white women to examine how our internalized sexism and white privilege work together to create misunderstandings, missed collaborations, and acts of supremacy. Focusing on three patterns of behavior — Control, Perfectionism, and Defensiveness — participants will strengthen their abilities to practice effective strategies to build cross-cultural relationships and decenter themselves in multicultural settings, especially when they’re the ones in the front of the room.

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Ilsa Govan & Tilman Smith --- What's Up with White Women?
Monday, October 25, 2021
Virtual | 7:00PM PST | REGISTER HERE

Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith—educators, social justice activists, and Seattle-based workshop facilitators—for a presentation on their new book, What's Up with White Women?: Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege in Pursuit of Racial Justice.

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Decolonizing Education Conference Workshop (Session #4)
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Virtual | 2:00PM - 3:30PM PST | REGISTER HERE

Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith will be facilitating a workshop during Session 4 of the workshop on their book What's Up with White Women?: Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege in Pursuit of Racial Justice.

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What's Up with White Women?
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Virtual | 4:00PM PST | REGISTER HERE

Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith in conversation with MG Lentz about their newest book.